Organic Pasture-Raised Eggs

If you have never had a farm-fresh egg laid by a happy hen who was able to enjoy the sunshine, clean air, fresh green grass, and all Hens ranging in the morning fogthe insects and worms she could find, you have never had a real egg. All eggs are not created equal. A conventional or organic “factory farm” egg does not have the flavor of a pastured egg.

Our hens are housed in small flocks of around 400-600 hens in a shelter located on about 2 acres of fresh green grass. Approximately once a week, the hens are given a fresh paddock to graze in. That allows the paddock that they were just in to rest and re-grow before the hens return to it again. Attached to the end of the hen’s shelter is a smaller fenced in area where their water and organic chicken feed is located. We call this the picnic area. Our hens enjoy an outdoor picnic in a park setting 365 days a year. The picnic area also allows us to confine the hens when the weather does not permit them to be out on the pasture.

 

Our eggs can be purchased at a number of area health food stores. See the list below.

 

Misleading factory farm egg terms that lead you to think that the hens are happy hens on pasture:

“Free-range” — The term means that sometimes the chickens have access to the out of doors. It can be a dirt lot at the end of a large organic confinement chicken house.

“Free-roaming” — The term means that the chickens are housed on the floor of a large confinement chicken house instead of in small wire cages. They most likely do not have access to the out of doors.

“Cage-free” — The term is basically the same as “free-roaming”.

Health Food Stores That Sell Our Eggs

MOM’s Organic Market – College Park

9827 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
301-220-1100

MOM’s Organic Market – Frederick

5273 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
240-566-1444

MOM’s Organic Market – Merrifield/Fairfax

8298 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA 22031
703-663-8810

MOM’s Organic Market – Rockville

5566 Randolph Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-816-4944

The Common Market

5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704-5116
(301) 663-3416
www.commonmarket.com

TPSS Co-op

201 Ethan Allen Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-891-2667
http://www.tpss.coop/

 

We deliver on Wednesday.